In this assignment, you will practice using After Effects to generate a demo on how to navigate through a website. Designers often use After Effects (or similar software) to demo what's it's like to actually use a design. This can involve video screen captures or smoke-and-mirror mockups. Demoing a site in this way, instead of static mocks, more accurately depicts what it's like to use a site.
You will need to find an existing website and demo how a user would progress through it. In addition, you will need to set the video to music. To do this, you will need to import an audio (music) file into After Effects and incorporate it into the timeline.
Here are a couple of examples of these types of videos:
Please add a title screen at the beginning of the video that has your name and class number/name.
Because you will be using audio and video of site that you did not create, you need to credit those who did. You should do this with a final slide that credits the creators of the website that you recorded and the audio track that you used. Don't over think it, it's just a simple "credits" screen.
At the end of this project, you will be able to:
|Category||% of total|
|After Effects Exercise||5%|
|After Effects Webpage Demo Webpage||10%|
|Visual Spec Assignment||10%|
|Book website #1||30%|
*Categories and percentage breakdown subject to change.
Every assignment in this course will be due at the beginning of the class of its defined due date. Work that is not handed in via the method requested by the instructor (OnCourse, email, etc) by the predetermined time will be considered late. The consequences of late submission fall on sliding scale, increasing in severity over time. If late work is handed in within the following parameters, the grade will be reduced in the following ways:
|Due date/time – same day, end of class||-10%|
|Same day, end of class – same day, end of day (11:59pm)||-15%|
|Next day (midnight – 11:59pm)||-20%|
|Any subsequent day||-50%|